It’s a provocative question.
Probably not a fair one, either. It presupposes a lot —
— like, say, that there is anything at all wrong with fiction today.
What’s wrong with fiction today?
What’s missing? What’s gone off the tracks, off the reservation?
Is it in the writers? The publishers? The audience? The culture?
If you’re a writer: how do you combat this… thing?
How do you fix what’s broken?
But put your mind to it.
And answer the question however you must. Even if it’s to tell me to go fuck myself.
I’ll hang up and wait for your answer.